Aug 27, 2011

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood is the 15 year old son of world-renowned electric violinist Mark Wood and vocalist Laura Kaye and has been the drummer in The Mark Wood Experience since 2006.

He tours regularly with Electrify Your Strings!™, a revolutionary series of music education programs developed by Mark Wood, and has performed in front of thousands of people in a wide variety of performance settings over the years. Close to 40,000 orchestra, band, and choir students participated in Electrify Your Strings!™ in the 2009-2010 school year alone.

Elijah has performed at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA for 4 consecutive years with The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra, whose performances on the main stage in the convention center lobby consistently draw a capacity crowd. He also performs at a variety of different booths at the convention.

Elijah was the drummer for the historic first-ever Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp in Kansas City, and has been featured on a segment of NBC's "The Today Show."

Elijah studies with several prominent drummers, most notably his mentor Jeff Plate (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, Metal Church, Machines of Grace); and John Macaluso (ARK, TNT, Yngvie Malmsteen).

In 2008, Elijah was the winner of Drumfight, a major NY area drum competition; thoroughly impressing the judges who included legendary drummer Carmine Appice, with whom he was personally invited to jam at the 2010 NAMM Show.

Elijah is a featured drummer on many of Mark Wood's music scores, including the CBS-TV national broadcast of the Tour de France. He is currently collaborating with Mark on material for his upcoming CD.

Just this year, he joined the group Coldest Fall, a well known alternative rock band. They are now working on an upcoming album, "Lines We Drew," that is set to be released in the next few months. The rest of the band members are located in Turkey and, despite the distance, Elijah and Coldest Fall can easily exchange ideas via the internet (real time) to create unique drum sounds.

While Elijah performs with many notable musicians, he also is working on his solo career and will be releasing an album in late 2011 on which he will be playing guitar and drums. As well as managing production.

While his instrument of choice is drums, he also sings, plays piano, and guitar. 


Tucson, AZ - Elijah Wood Drum Solo 

 A short drum solo from the Tucson EYS in May. It was awesome! One of the best....